Level 1 & 2: Exercise After Pregnancy for Optimal Outcomes
Level 2: Exercise After Pregnancy for Optimal Outcomes Workshop (Face-to-Face)
A practical workshop which builds on Level 1 to give the exercise professional a thorough understanding. This course commences with the postnatal screening process, the relevance and consequence of the screening results and the use of the screening process in providing musculoskeletal and mental health outcome measures. You will assess postnatal exercise readiness using real-time ultrasound to investigate pelvic floor muscle activity under various loads and optimal recruitment of transversus abdominus. We will test for abdominal separation and discuss the latest theories and management strategies to optimise the function of the abdominal wall musculature. Pelvic girdle stability and lower limb function will be investigated by practicing tests such as the active straight leg raise and various functional lower limb tests, and their relevance to exercise prescription will be evaluated. Typical post-natal postures will be discussed, their consequences and strategies which may help regain optimal posture and breathing patterns. The culmination of the practical workshop will be to design and demonstrate a comprehensive postnatal exercise programme for a complex client.
Location: 9B Green St, Brookvale, NSW 2100
Date: 10th Sept 2022
Time: 1 pm – 5pm (session 2)
See also Pre-natal Half-Day
Holds 10 and 4 ESSA CPD respectively